'''Billie Holiday''' (born '''Eleanora Fagan''';
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April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)
was an American jazz
singer and songwriter.
Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young
, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.